Nacho scored and played a key role in Arsenal’s victory over Manchester United on Monday night, his opening goal secured a semi final place and a 4th visit to Wembley in less than a year. It’s only his second goal for the club in 76 appearances.
WhoScored Rating – 8.11
Having 40 touches of the ball, with 22 passes he managed a Pass accuracy of 72.7%, an impressive tally but that wasn’t all that was he was doing to a good standard. He made the 1 successful cross, attempted 3 long balls (1 successful).
Playing at Left-back and helping the team see out the lead Nacho won 2 tackles, 3 clearances and 6 interceptions. Calidad.
Monreal’s only shot in the game was lethal enough to slot the ball past an advancing De Gea, who again was in fine form, fortunately not enough to carry United & Van Gaal again. He completed 2 successful dribbles and drew 1 foul from United.
Having returned to the side after Gibbs impressed in recent games it’s safe to say that Arsenal will have no need to look for a LB, even despite the injuries.